Sunday, August 28, 2011

Last Bit of the Festival

Just a few little forgotten details from our day at Tanabata....








A SIDE NOTE:

While thinking about the trip this morning, one thing stuck in my mind.  While we were making lanterns in Natori, the man who taught us how came over to us and shared a Japanese saying.  He said, "Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart."

This really sums up the Japanese culture to me.  This is something to be emulated.


So, although I turned my heart to making those lanterns with all of my heart, I had a hard time breaking out of my American hurry-up-and-get-the-job-done ways.  So, I tried to strike a balance between heart and hand.  Not easy, but someday...someday....


That's what I'm striving for.

2 comments:

LeAnn said...

I love the adage and I too find it hard to always do just that. We do live such a fast paced world. Thanks you for sharing the pictures and thoughts from your trip to Japan.
Blessings to you!

Diane said...

Such a wonderful, beautiful saying! I would add to it - and always, always finish!

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